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Quark Shortcuts, Picture Publisher 10

A collection of arcane technical topics in computing and printing

Micrografx Picture Publisher 10

Picture Publisher has many adherents, being easy to use and quite powerful. It was bought by Corel and has been called “abandonware”; it appears that Corel bought it up only to kill it off. It is supposed to be downloadable e.g. from the download page; this has not been tested. There is listed Picture Publisher 10.1, English version for Windows 9x/ME. These notes refer to the CD version reporting as 10.0 Build 10.1 (though the .txt file is named 10.1). This CD version requires a serial number on install.

Volume in drive E is MICROGRAFX_PP10
Directory of E:\MPP10

06/07/14  12:51         <DIR>          .
06/07/14  12:51         <DIR>          ..
11/10/01  15:20                  5,583 Micrografx Picture Publisher 10.1.txt
11/10/01  15:20             65,376,768 setup.exe

PP10 runs on Windows NT, XP and most if not all Windows versions. For more modern Windows versions, it is run in a 32-bit compatibility box. The installer is 16-bit. More details are on

The utility below (14kb) solves a problem where on installation, PP10 knocks out printing and/or Ctrl-F from Internet Explorer and/or Outlook Express. Run it straight after installing PP10. It is just a simple patch to the registry. (Right click and ‘Save as...’)


There is another patch which replaces a Microsoft DLL mfc32.dll for a Micrografx one igx43.dll, but there's little or no information on what problem it is supposed to solve. It has never seemed necessary for NT4 and XP SP3 but in case of problems with later operating systems it can be tried. Again, further details are on

Useful PP10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Open file Control+O
Remove mask Control+R
Mask entire image Shift+Alt+A
Crop to mask Shift+Alt+Y
Constrain line Control+click+drag

A Picture Publisher 10 screen

Quark Keyboard Shortcuts

Based on Quark 5 but will likely work in many versions

Viewing   Mac Windows
100%   Command+1 Ctrl+1
Fit in windows   Command+0 Ctrl+0
200%   Option+Command+click Ctrl+Alt+click
Zoom in   Command+click Ctrl+space+click
Zoom out   Option+Command+click Ctrl+Alt+space+click
Thumbnails   Shift+F6 Shift+F6
Change view scale   Control+V Ctrl+Alt+V
Force redraw   Option+Command+period Shift+Esc
Halt redraw   Command+period Esc
Go to page   Command+J Ctrl+J
Windows submenu   Shift+click title bar Alt+W (tile, stack)
Object Selection   Mac Windows
Select all   Command+A Ctrl+A
Snap to guides   Shift+F7 Shift+F7
Select item behind   Option+Shift+Command+click Ctrl+Alt+Shift+click another
Multiple series   Shift+click Shift+click
Multiple separates   Command+click Ctrl+click
Display Toggles   Mac Windows
Invisibles   Command+I Ctrl+I
Rulers   Command+R Ctrl+R
Guides   F7 F7
Baseline grid   Option+F7 Ctrl+F7
Measurements   F9 F9
Tools   F8 F8
Document layout   F10 F4
Style sheets   F11 F11
Colors   F12 F12
Trap information   Option+F12 Ctrl+F12
Lists   Option+F11 Ctrl+F11
Index   Option+Command+I Ctrl+Alt+I
Show font use   F13
Show picture use   Option+F13

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